Penn State Extension’s “Growing Stronger” Program

Penn State Extension, in collaboration with The University of Scranton, will be offering strength training and nutrition classes to help men and women over 40 years of age improve their muscle strength and bone density.

If you’re not physically active now and would like to begin an exercise program, plan to join the “Growing Stronger” program. This 12-week, highly effective weight-bearing physical activity program is designed for people 40 and over and includes food, health and nutrition education. Nutrition topics are discussed and a handout with additional information is given at each class.

The exercise portion of the program includes a five-minute warm-up and 8-12 strength-training exercises that work each of the major muscle groups in the body. The exercises also promote proper body awareness, positioning, flexibility and posture. Equipment used includes free weights and ankle weights. The workout is completed with a five minute cool-down.

A class is being offered on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at West Side Active Older Adult Community Center, 1004 Jackson Street, Scranton, beginning February 7. The cost is $115.

For questions or to register, please call 1-877-345-0691 or go online.

The registration deadline is January 25 and space is limited. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.      



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